Posts Tagged ‘holiday’


Holiday Mincemeat

This filling will make two 9″ pies. Use it also as a filling for baked apples or yeast coffeecakes.


Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Leeks and Peas

Stuffed into winter squash of any type, this makes a great main dish for a festive meal. Or, simply serve on its own for a colorful and nourishing side dish. Fresh sage leaves are easy to find this time of year in the produce section of well-stocked supermarkets.


Green Bean Casserole

2 lbs green beans, steamed until tender, drained
Creamy Mushroom Gravy (recipe follows)…


Hot Mulled Cider

2 quarts unsweetened apple cider
1 cup pineapple juice…


Hot Holiday Apple Punch

Recipe from Veggies Unite: A Vegetarian Thanksgiving email newsletter: Recipe from Karyl


Bryanna’s Vegan Pumpkin Pie

I don’t like pumpkin pie made with tofu-no one ever suspects this one doesn’t have eggs. One caution-MAKE THIS THE DAY BEFORE SERVING. It’s needs a day to set really well, I find. This is a spicy filling.


Chocolate Chanukkah Cookies

This recipe comes from the mother of a friend of mine that makes these cookies every year. They are lower in fat than more traditional cookies are always quickly gobbled up. I like using Star of David cutters, but gelt or dreidel cutters also work great. These cookies can also be frosted with royal icing or glazed.


Pumpkin Tofu Pie

Here is a recipe I found on vegweb posted by “mary.” I have not tried it, but it got good reviews.


Pumpkin Pie 3

Submitted by: Courtney


Pumpkin Pie (no Tofu)

I don’t like pumpkin pies with tofu for some reason, so I had to search for a good recipe without it. This one is great! I don’t remember where I found it, but I use it every year, and it is never turned down! I don’t like pie crust (I often just make the filling!), so I am sorry I cannot offer a good ff crust recipe. I have tried cutting out all of the sugar and using more maple syrup, which actually works fine, but I don’t remember the measurements I used…if you want a refined-sugar-free pumpkin pie, it can be done, though! Sorry I cannot be more exact. If I make it again this year, I’ll post the exact amounts to the list.


Mince “Meat” Pie

Here’s one that I used long ago. It’s from the November 1991 issue of Vegetarian Times, and until now it’s been in a binder with a lot of old recipes. I remember making it several times and liking it and then passing it along to my non-vegetarian father when he wanted to use up a lot of the citrus fruit he grows. He loved it, too.


Pumpkin Pie Wontons

These dessert wontons are a great way to serve pumpkin pie individually. Look for packaged wonton wrappers in Asian grocery stores. Be careful–many of them are not vegan.


Christmas Bread, Panettone-style

As promised I’m reporting on my weekend in the kitchen. I was aiming for a low-fat vegan panettone, but I had forgotten to buy the essential aniseed! Here’s what I made and it’s pretty darn good. I think I’ll call it PaneCathy.

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      People new to oil-free vegan diets often ask what they can put on baked potatoes.  If you’re used to using margarine or butter, it can be intimidating to be told that you need to either (a) get used to potatoes plain or with new toppings such as salsa or (b) make a cheesy sauce or gravy […]

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    • One Bowl Mix and Bake “Pumpkin” Millet Pudding
      One of the things I’m most thankful for each Fall is that it’s time to eat orange food. And one of my favorite orange foods since I was a little kid has always been winter squash. If I’m going to eat it for dinner, either stuffed or right out of the skin, two of my […]